Archive: June, 2011

Missouri Supreme Court hands online travel agencies a hotel tax win

Missouri Supreme Court hands online travel agencies a hotel tax win News from Tnooz: Major online travel agencies really showed ‘em in the “show-me state” of Missouri, where the state’s highest court handed them a win on the hotel tax issue. In a unanimous ruling June 28, The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed a circuit court ruling [...]

TravelShark, with US operations in Boulder, raises $5M

TravelShark, with US operations in Boulder, raises $ 5M News from Daily Camera: Singapore-based TravelShark, a travel services company that bases its North American operations in Boulder, raised $ 5 million in funding, officials announced Tuesday. Officials said the money will help TravelShark — which later this week will move to larger digs in Boulder [...]

Family Travel 5: Hotel amenities aim to enhance family time

Family Travel 5: Hotel amenities aim to enhance family time News from Chicago Tribune:This Manhattan eco-hotel helps families get a good night’s sleep. Through the Winks’ Kidzzz Club, named after program mascot Winks the Owl, junior guests and their parents have access to the Sleep Concierge who offers shut-eye tips for the entire family. Also [...]

Family travel five: Hotel amenities aim to enhance family time

Family travel five: Hotel amenities aim to enhance family time News from Kansas City Star: By LYNN O’ROURKE HAYES The Dallas Morning News Hotels and resorts recognize the importance of focused family time. Here are five places with amenities designed to keep kids and their parents happy. 1. The Benjamin Hotel, New York City. This [...]

Big bills for meals, travel fuel outrage: Freeland residents call for state …

Big bills for meals, travel fuel outrage: Freeland residents call for state … News from Seattle Post Intelligencer: Freeland residents are raising alarm over thousands of dollars in bills for expensive dinners, hotel rooms and other expenses that were racked up by officials involved in Freeland’s $ 40 million sewer expansion project. Critics of the [...]

The 5 star sheds some weight

The 5 star sheds some weight News from Mid-Day: As domestic business travel grows and high flying executives of smaller companies get price conscious, five star brands are beginning to view the mid-segment hotel as the next gold mine – over the next five years, at least 51 such hotels will be opened in India and [...]

Travel updates: From high airfares to tablet computers on American flights

Travel updates: From high airfares to tablet computers on American flights News from The Seattle Times: Higher airfares dampen travel spending The federal government says spending on travel grew more slowly — and actually fell for air travel — in the first quarter of this year, and higher airfares are partly to blame. The Commerce [...]

Consumer Confidential: Diabetes cure? Finding out can cost you $15000

Consumer Confidential: Diabetes cure? Finding out can cost you $ 15000 News from The Republic: We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list) Category: Jamie Powers has Type 2 diabetes. He weighs about 370 pounds and is in a wheelchair because complications from his disease required that his left leg be [...]

Members Hotel Network Introduces New Online Travel Savings Club

Members Hotel Network Introduces New Online Travel Savings Club News from Benzinga: Membership to MHNSAVES.com is free for a limited time; members earn 5-30 percent discounts on hotel bookings plus cash back rewards Columbia, MD (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Members Hotel Network (MHN), today announced its entrance into the online travel industry with the launch [...]

Consumers tiring of airlines, OK with hotels

Consumers tiring of airlines, OK with hotels News from Chicago Tribune:The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its annual look at the food and hotel industry today, and the results are interesting, if not exactly surprising. Of 47 industries examined, airlines scored 65 on a 100-point scale, which tied for the lowest overall score with, ahem, [...]

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